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Introducing Lopburi

Walkable and amiable, Lopburi is a pleasant small town for tiptoeing off the tourist trail. Ancient ruins amid modern shophouses attest to Lopburi’s role in the central region’s shifting empires – the Dvaravati, Khmers, Sukhothai and Ayuthaya all established administrative centres here.

Today the rulers of the ruins are a resident troop of monkeys who add mischief and mayhem to these retired places. Meanwhile, a low-key town filled with motorcycle shops and ice-cream parlours has grown like a weed, providing an engaging vantage point for Thai provincial life as well as a historical retrospective.

Most of Lopburi’s highlights can be seen and appreciated in one or two days en route north from Ayuthaya.